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A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs:
CENTER: Chris Bosh vs. Tim Duncan. Bosh had two strong games against the Spurs this season, averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, and will focus more on that than his difficult Eastern Conference finals against Indiana, when he shot under 38 percent and averaged a measly 4.3 rebounds. Tony Parker does most of San Antonio's offensive damage now, but Duncan showed he's still their man at the biggest moments in the Western Conference finals, twice dominating the overtime periods in a four-game sweep of Memphis. Edge: Spurs.
POWER FORWARD: Udonis Haslem vs. Tiago Splitter. Neither will score often, but the veteran Haslem had a pair of big performances in the East finals, scoring 17 points in one victory, 16 in another, and shooting 8 for 9 in both. Splitter often converts when he gets it, making 58 percent of his shots in the postseason, and scored 18 points in the Sp...
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Chris Bosh was supposed to be one of the Big 3 in Miami. Bosh, himself, even went as far as to say he should be in the Hall of Fame back in January. That's all great and all. I mean, why not? Why shouldn't a top-tier athlete have that much much confidence in their game? They're supposed to be confident, right? Well, Bosh's confidence is fine, but his game needs some...
Chris Bosh gave the nation the creepiest moment of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, so now the memes have to creep on him a little bit.
The last time Chris Bosh played against the San Antonio Spurs, he was offensively brilliant.
It seems like a long time ago.
During the Eastern Conference finals, Bosh found himself in a baffling slump, missing 26 of his last 34 shots and not even reaching the double-digit mark in scoring during any of his last four games - the longest such drought for the All-Star big man since...
MIAMI (AP) -- The last time Chris Bosh played against the San Antonio Spurs, he was offensively brilliant.
It seems like a long time ago.
During the Eastern Conference finals, Bosh found himself in a baffling slump, missing 26 of his last 34 shots and not even reaching the double-digit mark in scoring during any of his last four games -- the longest such drought for the All-Star...
Aside from probably three-point shooting, any time we say "so and so is the biggest concern for the San Antonio Spurs" over the next couple of weeks, that "so and so" is going to be LeBron James. He is the Heat's best scorer, passer, rebounder, defender and even all-around shooter. Containing him is likely not going to happen, but containing the rest of...
A year ago, Tim Duncan went from being the third highest-paid player in basketball to the fourth highest-paid on his team.
No one particularly noticed, because everyone knew he would to re-sign in San Antonio, and yes, his 12 million per year represented a pay cut, but it was the Spurs, so of course.
In the Associated Press story about the new contract, though, one quote sticks...
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant are no strangers to one another. (Credit)
I don’t know a single person who prefers Dunkin Donuts to Krispy Kreme. You probably don’t, either. Yet there are easily 10 Dunkin Donuts for every Krispy Kreme you might be lucky enough to spot.
We’re blasted with Dunkin Donuts imagery. If you live in a major city, you see it everywhere; if you watch any...
Taken during Game 6 by a couple guys who snuck down courtside (full story via Deadspin). Riley is such a smug jag, anyone who can make him look like this is a hero. That’s why I’m nominating Chris Bosh for sainthood. 1 more 9-and-6 and Riles might commit a murder suicide.
Parker Pulls For Indiana
LeBron Fouled Out??!!?
It was 2007. Tim Duncan's Spurs had just swept LeBron James' Cavs away to win his fourth title. In the hallway afterwards, the two shared a moment.
During the NBA Finals, Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily will be contributing to Project Spurs during the San Antonio Spurs' chase for title number five.
In Orlando, Grant Hill’s retirement this weekend served as a major reminder of what could have been. And that would have been the Miami Heat before the Miami Heat.
In July of 2000, Hill and Tracy McGrady...
It’s that time again. Another game 7 only means another opportunity for a hero to triumph and a team to sulk in defeat. This year’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup has gone back and forth, with neither team being able to impose their style of play for an extended period of time.
Some games, it has been the speed, athleticism, and outside shooting of the Heat. In the 3 Indy...
The old Big Three versus the new Big Three. The Spurs big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli are three for three in NBA Finals. The Heat’s big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are one for two and looking to repeat as champions. The Spurs are back in the Finals for the first time since 2007, and for the first team this group is facing the Eastern...
The NBA Finals are finally here. The San Antonio Spurs waited a weeks
time to find out who they would be matching up with for the NBA’s most prized
possession, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The Miami Heat eliminated the Indiana Pacers in 7 games on Monday night
and will receive a few days rest before the Finals tip on ABC on Thursday